Jesup Continues to Rebuild After Downtown Fire

Jesup Continues to Rebuild After Downtown Fire (Image 1)

Nine months since a fire devastated the city of Jesup, the community is finally getting back a sense of normalcy.

The fire destroyed half a block of the historic downtown, but now progress on rebuilding is picking up pace and people say they are anxiously awaiting businesses to move back in – which could happen as soon as this summer.

“It’s kind of like a piece of downtown that’s been there forever was missing,” said project manager for the rebuild, Graham Williamson. “So we get the building back up here, get people back down here and downtown will be more vibrant again.”

Williamson tells us the construction has been a couple million dollar project to reconstruct the building.

He said commercial businesses and doctor’s offices will be moving back in to the bottom level and living space will take up the second floor.

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